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New Cole Porter Discs

Not one, but two 2004 CDs-one already released, one due June 15-celebrate the music of Great American Songbook composer Cole Porter (pictured).

The first disc, The Porter Project (Kriztal) came out late last month and features a 16-song set of Porter tunes like “Night and Day,” “I Love Paris” and “Miss Otis Regrets” done up in a modern, chill-out style. Album producer Billy Paul Williams enlisted a number of vocalists including Charlotte McKinnon and Lauren Carter to deliver Porter’s smart lyrics over lush, downtempo electronic and nu jazz grooves. Here’s the track list:

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